Katherine Jackson: Calls to MJ's Kids Were Blocked
August 02, 2012
In court papers regarding the guardianship of Michael's Jackson's children, Katherine Jackson says she was essentially cut off from the outside world during her recent stay at a resort in Arizona and only learned by accident that she had been reported missing.
The 82-year-old Jackson family matriarch reveals in the documents that a doctor ordered her to rest while she was at the resort, where she claims her cell phone was taken away from her along with her iPad and says she was kept in a room with no working land line telephone or functioning TV service.
Katherine said she made "repeated requests to those with me to have it fixed," but the television remained broken. "One morning I woke up to the sound of the television. While there was no picture, I heard a broadcast that stated I was missing," she wrote in the court papers.
The missing person report was filed by a family member during the trip to Arizona by Katherine who serves as the guardian of Michael Jackson's three children Paris, 14, Prince Michael, 15, and Blanket, 10. The reports about their grandmother's whereabouts alarmed the children and Paris took to Twitter to express her concern. "I haven't spoken with her in a week -- I want her home now," Paris tweeted.
The court documents were released after a judge reinstated the guardianship of Michael's kids to Katherine in an arrangement that also gives their cousin TJ Jackson a role as co-guardian.